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The Sorkin Emails and Sony Hack


I’m not going to write another think piece about The Interview. But you’ve heard the rallying cry from comedians and bloggers and critics and journalists by now. Their point being: don’t let the terrorists keep a dumb (if a bit subversive) comedy from the masses because you’re being threatened by ...

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San Diego Film Critics give Nightcrawler some Love


Check out the full list below. Winners will be announced Dec. 15. And as always, well, you know: The Circuit. Best Film “Boyhood” “Gone Girl” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Nightcrawler” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman” Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” David Fincher, “Gone Girl” Wes Anderson, ...

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Birdman, Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma top 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations


Six nominations for Birdman and five each for Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma as the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards are announced. Winners will be announced on Feb. 21, 2015, the day before Oscar night. BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Birdman or (The Unexpected ...

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Mike Nichols: 1931 – 2014


Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Graduate, has died at the age of 83. I first saw those two movies on TV when I was in middle school. It was clear to me even then, even to a tween at the beginning of ...

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